BetOnline Review

U.S. bettors welcome. Established in 2001, has become a major player in the US market. They offer betting for international sports like soccer, rugby, and cricket, but excel in NFL, NBA, MLB, UFC, and NCAA college sports. They also have a high success rate for US bettors using Visa and MasterCard credit & debit cards. For US bettors, BetOnline is a must-have sportsbook. They’re also a great option for punters outside the US that bet on US based sports.

BetOnline is also great option for US handicappers that want to bet more than they can at Bovada. Most sports have maximum betting limits of $2,500 – $5,000, depending on the type of wager being placed.

Sports Betting Options

BetOnline offers most international sports, but their focus is on US sports like NFL & NCAA football, NBA & NCAA basketball, and MLB baseball. They also have a nice betting selection for MMA, international soccer leagues, PGA & LPGA golf, ATP & WTA tennis, rugby, cricket, and more.

Sports Offered:

  • Football: NFL, CFL, UFL, Arena, NCAA, NFL Exhibition
  • Basketball: NBA, WNBA, NCAA, NBA Preseason
  • Baseball: MLB, NCAA, MLB Spring Training
  • Hockey: NHL, NCAA
  • Soccer: Most international leagues. Scroll down this page for complete list
  • Golf: PGA, LPGA, EPGA
  • Tennis: WTA & ATP Tennis, and all Grand Slam Events
  • MMA (Mixed Martial Arts): Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator, Strikeforce
  • Horse Racing: Daily horse racing at 80+ thoroughbred and harness racing tracks, all Triple Crown races
  • Rugby League: NRL, Super League, Challenge Cup, Internationals
  • Rugby Union: Premiership, European Challenge Cup, Magners League, Heineken Cup, Six Nations, Super 15, Internationals
  • Auto Racing: Nascar, Indy, Formula 1
  • Boxing:
  • Cricket: IPL, Cricket World Cup, ICC Test Matches, Twenty20, One Day Matches, English County Cricket, ODI

Live Betting offers live betting for a lot of NFL & NCAA football games, plus MLB, NBA & NCAA basketball, and soccer. Live betting for major events in other sports are offered as well.

To find all of events offering live betting, click on ‘Live Betting’ in the left sidebar of the BetOnline website.

Bonuses Offered

The current sportsbook bonus at BetOnline is 50% up to $1,000. To get the bonus, there is a minimum initial deposit amount of $50. They also give handicappers a 25% lifetime bonus on every deposit, with a maximum bonus amount of $1,000 per deposit. All bonuses have a 10X rollover requirement, meaning that bettors need to wager 10 times the deposit and bonus amount before winnings can be withdrawn.

They offer a wide variety of promotions and bonuses throughout the year. Keep an eye on the homepage of the site, and the promotions tab at the top of the website.

Minimum & Maximum Betting Limits

The minimum bet that can be made online is $1, and $25 over the phone. BetOnline offers larger maximum bets than most sports betting websites on the internet, making them the best option for high stakes bettors in the US, and one of the best for non-US punters as well.

NFL Maximum Bets

  • Sides: $25,000
  • Money Line & O/U: $5,000
  • 1st Half Sides & O/U: $2,500
  • Quarter Sides & O/U: $1,000
  • Props & Futures: $1,000

NCAA Football Maximum Bets

  • Sides: $15,000
  • Money Line & O/U: $5,000
  • 2nd Half & Game O/U: $2,500
  • 1st Half Sides & O/U: $2,500
  • Props & Futures: $1,000

NBA Basketball Maximum Bets

  • NBA Sides: $10,000

NCAA Basketball

  • NCAA Basketball Sides: $3,000

MLB Baseball

  • CFL, AFL, WNBA Spread Bets: $500

BetOnline Parlay Odds

  • 2 Teams – 2.6/1 (3.6, +260)
  • 3 Teams – 13/2 (7.5, +650)
  • 4 Teams – 12/1 (13.0, +1200)
  • 5 Teams – 25/1 (26.0, +2500)
  • 6 Teams – 45/1 (46.0, +4600)
  • 7 Teams – 80/1 (81.0, +8000)
  • 8 Teams – 150/1 (151.0, +15,000)
  • 9 Teams – 300/1 (301.0, +30,000)
  • 10 Teams – 500/1 (501.0, +50,000)
  • 11 Teams – 750/1 (751.0, +75,000)
  • 12 Teams – 1000/1 (1001.0, +100,000)

Teaser Odds

NFL & NCAA Football Teaser Odds


Teams 6 Point Teasers 6.5 Point Teasers 7 Point Teasers
2 10/11 10/12 10/13
3 9/5 8/5 7/5
4 3/1 5/2 2/1
5 9/2 4/1 7/2
6 6/1 11/2 5/1
7 10/1 9/1 8/1
8 15/1 12/1 10/1
9 20/1 15/1 12/1
10 25/1 20/1 15/1


NBA & NCAA Basketball Teaser Odds


Teams 4 Point Teasers 4.5 Point Teasers 5 Point Teasers
2 1/1 10/11 5/6
3 9/5 8/5 3/2
4 3/1 5/2 2/1
5 5/1 4/1 7/2
6 7/1 6/1 5/1
7 10/1 9/1 8/1
8 15/1 12/1 10/1
9 20/1 15/1 12/1
10 25/1 20/1 15/1


Sportsbook Juice

The juice at is about standard for the industry (generally 10%), but they also offer dime lines on MLB and NBA on game days. Some other discounted lines are available for different sports during promotional events the site runs throughout the year.

In comparison to some other US friendly sportsbooks, BetOnline has a lower juice for UFC/MMA/boxing. The same can be said for money lines in NFL, NCAA football, NBA, NCAA basketball, & NHL hockey. It’s not uncommon to see better money lines here on both sides of a game than some other books.

Deposit Options

U.S. Customers: Visa credit cards & debit cards, Mastercard, American Express, Bitcoin, Skrill, and bank wire.

Outside the U.S.: Visa credit cards & debit cards, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Neteller, eWalletXpress, Moneybookers, MyPaylinQ, bank wire, Rapid Transfer, Instant eChecks, Speedcard, NuCharge.

Withdrawal Options

U.S. Customers: Cash transfer, Bitcoin, bank wire, and check by mail.

Outside the U.S.: Visa & Mastercard, Neteller, Moneybookers, check by mail, instant check, bank transfer, UKash, Click2Pay.

NFL, NCAA, CFL Football Betting

As one of the biggest US online sportsbooks, BetOnline focuses a huge amount of attention on American football. Of course they offer odds on every NFL game, and the vast majority of NCAA football games as well. NFL point spreads & over/under odds are posted very early, usually Sunday night for the following week. They also post their money lines early, usually on Monday. Serious NFL handicappers need to have an account here because value can be found before the masses start moving the lines.

NCAA football odds for the upcoming week get posted early as well. Point spreads, money lines, and over/under odds for games across the country are usually posted on Saturday night or Sunday.

BetOnline offers some of the best NFL & NCAA football money lines in the industry – often better for both sides of a game than what other books are offering. Low juice means money in your pocket.

Hundreds of NFL & NCAA prop bets are offered every week, along with live betting for the best games. Juice on prop bets is about standard for the industry.

Super Bowl and BCS Championship futures are not a strength for BetOnline. Favorites usually have shorter odds than many other sportsbooks, and the greatest odds for underdogs are capped lower than at other sites.

CFL football betting is available for every regular season and playoff game, but the selection of props & live betting is limited.

Live Football Betting

BetOnline offers live betting for most NFL games, and all playoff/Super Bowl games. Their selection of live bets isn’t as strong as some other sites, but they seem to be expanding in this area. We expect BetOnline to make some strides in live betting in 2012.


BetOnline sticks mainly to US basketball, offering NBA, WNBA, & NCAA basketball only. For these leagues however, BetOnline is one of the best sportsbooks in the world. They offer early betting lines, low juice on money lines, and hundreds of weekly team & player props. They also run special promotions during every NBA & NCAA college basketball season.

NBA Basketball

BetOnline offers point spreads, money lines, and over/unders for all NBA basketball games. Team & players props are available for most NBA games as well. Most lines go up very early, offering value that can be hard to find elsewhere.

Futures bets are offered for division, conference and NBA Championship winners. The problem is, BetOnline generally offers lower odds on favorites than other online sportsbooks, so always shop their prices before placing a bet.

NCAA College Basketball

Betting is available for all of the biggest NCAA basketball games, along with a lot of small schools & conferences. They have a nice selection of props for the big games, plus every game during March Madness.

WNBA Basketball offers betting for every WNBA game, with some of the best lines available. They have a limited offering of props for regular season games, but expand their prop betting selection during the playoffs. Once again, BetOnline usually posts their WNBA basketball odds before everyone else.


BetOnline offers dime lines for all MLB baseball games, plus run lines and over/unders. They also have a nice selection of prop bets available for big games like Yankees vs. Red Sox, Giants vs. Dodgers etc..

A much wider selection of prop bets are available during the MLB playoffs and World Series. This includes live bets which can be wagered online or via your mobile device.

If you’re looking to place a futures bet on an underdog winning their division or the World Series, you might find your best odds here. However, if you’re betting on a favorite, better odds can usually be found at other sites.

If you go to a lot of games, consider live betting from you mobile phone to spice things up. BetOnline now offers mobile betting for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows based mobile devices.


Like other US sports, BetOnline posts their NHL lines earlier than most online sportsbooks. Bettors who do a lot of NHL betting need to have an account here and take advantage of value that can be found early. They usually post their puck lines, money lines, and over/under odds within 12 hours after both teams in a game have finished their prior games. So, most lines are posted for 2-3 days before game time. This is great considering that many other books only have their lines up for 24 hours, with less line movement.

NHL prop bets are offered, but more limited than some other sportsbooks. Conference and Stanley Cup futures are also offered, but once again, their odds for favorites can usually be beat. If you’re betting an underdog, you might find the best odds here, but shop for better prices if you’re betting a favorite.


Strangely, BetOnline posts their UFC odds later than a lot of other sportsbooks. However, they do tend to have lower vig on fight winners. If you tend to bet late, then BetOnline is a good choice for UFC & MMA betting.


Although they focuses mostly on US sports, they do offer a fair selection of soccer betting options. All of the largest soccer leagues around the world can be wagered on, including EPL, La Liga, MLS, Italian Serie A, Ligue 1, and more.

All of the standard soccer bets are available, plus props and futures.

Mobile Sportsbook

BetOnline is now offered for all internet enabled mobile smartphones & tablets. This includes iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android (Droid), Blackberry, Nokia, and everything else. They have mobile-specific versions of their site for the most popular devices, and a generic mobile website for all others.

The graphics & design of the BetOnline mobile sportsbook are clean and simple to use on any device. Of course, iPad, iPhone, Android, tablets, and phones with larger screens are better, but the software is easy to use on Blackberry and smaller screen sizes as well.

Customer Service

24 hour live chat and email support are available, along with a solid list of FAQ’s that can be found on the Help page. Live chat is best for customers who need help right away, and service reps are usually available within 2-3 minutes.

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